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    Dec 11, 2015    |   Aidan Millar

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Stress and Preferences

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As exciting as the holidays are, they can be stressful for a variety of reasons – not the least of which seems to relate to the “not enough hours in a day” phenomenon. However, by understanding your type preferences, specifically as they relate to S-N and T-F, perhaps you can help mitigate some of these effects while maximizing the chance of your holidays being as enjoyable as possible! Here’s a quick tip sheet of “Resources and Remedies” to help manage holiday stress.


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Sensing Types

  1. Ignore or avoid distractions while working
  2. Organize and accomplish small projects
  3. Ask for help with priorities
  4. Ask for help in identifying possibilities and options
  5. Get away and spend time alone in a pleasant Sensing environment

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Intuitive Types

  1. Schedule in “unscheduled” time
  2. Accept help with overwhelming details
  3. Set boundaries
  4. Plan or make lists to avoid unwelcome surprises
  5. Prioritize tasks and delegate to others


Thinking Types

  1. Take time alone to regain control
  2. Seek out quiet emotional support from trusted others
  3. Engage in physical activity
  4. Disengage from stressful situations
  5. Resist pervasive inner fears


Feeling Typessanta-claus-546947_1920 (2)

  1. Refocus on what is right, rather than what is wrong
  2. Take time for fun and engage in relaxing activities
  3. Reflect or meditate on your personal values and priorities
  4. Talk things through with an un-involved person
  5. Have time alone for as long as needed


*Excerpted from In the Grip: Understanding Type, Stress, and the Inferior Function. Click here for product information.

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